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Library bookcase

Object Number: 
1903.15
Date: 
1795-1820
Medium: 
Mahogany, pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 120 x 121 x 24 1/2 in. ( 304.8 x 307.3 x 62.2 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany Federal library bookcase in five units consisting of pediment, three bookcases, and lower case; overhanging pediment with projecting center section that conforms with the cases below; bookcase consists of a projecting central unit with a pair of glazed doors over two drawers flanked by smaller cases with single glazed door over two drawers, all with mullions forming an urn over elipses and removable book boxes instead of shelves; lower case with central projecting unit with a secretary drawer above cabinet with two veneered doors containing with three sliding trays, flanked by cabinets each with single door veneered to resemble a drawer over a door, projecting base molding; front of secretary drawer falls forward and is supported by brass quadrant hinges to form a flat writing surface lined with green baize, interior with a central bank consisting of central compartment flanked by threee pigion holes over a small drawer, all over two horizontal pigeonholes, flanked by bank of two pigeonholes over stack of two drawers; ivory escutcheons; back paneled.
Gallery Label: 
This library bookcase was owned by Nicholas Fish (1848-1902), the second Vice-President of The New-York Historical Society.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Nicholas Fish
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group